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Anthony "Tony" Zaleski

November 16, 1948 September 30, 2014
Anthony "Tony" Zaleski
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Obituary for Anthony "Tony" Zaleski

Anthony “Tony” Zaleski, 65, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at UIHC following a long struggle with depression.

The family will greet friends Friday, October 3rd from 5 to 7 pm at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. Family committal services will be at the Oakland Cemetery Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Bur Oak Land Trust, P.O. Box 2523, Iowa City, IA 52244-2523.

Tony was born November 16, 1948 in Herkermer, New York, the son of Benjamin and Cecilia (Sobocinski) Zaleski. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cortland College and his master’s degree from the University of Illinois. Tony served in the US Air Force from 1971 to 1973. On December 30, 1978 Tony married Sue Chidster in Champaign, Illinois.

Tony retired from the University of Iowa where he conducted research in the department of microbiology .

Tony was a member of the Bur Oak Land Trust, an organization that protects and conserves the natural areas for future generations. He was an avid photographer, biker and carpenter. Tony loved nature, the outdoors and spending time with Sue, their friends and his Labradors, Kiska and Kenai. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife and best friend, Sue; his sister, Margaret (Kevin) McGlocklin of Elk, Washingon; his in-laws, Wayne (Marjorie) Chidster of Springfield, Illinois; and his many friends.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents.

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5:00 PM 10/3/2014 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/3/2014 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

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Oakland Cemetery Final Resting Place

1000 Brown St
Iowa City, Iowa 52245

1000 Brown St Iowa City 52245 Iowa
United States

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